Beta carotene is a member of a class of substances by the name of carotenoids, which are naturally occurring pigments found in plants and are responsible for their vibrant colours. It works as a precursor for vitamin A production when dietary intake is insufficient. As a source of vitamin A, beta carotene helps in the maintenance of overall good health, the maintenance of eyesight, skin, membranes and immune function, and for the development and maintenance of bones, teeth, and night vision.
Converted to vitamin A in the liver, beta carotene is a fat-soluble pigment that is one of the most active single oxygen free radical deterrents and scavengers. Its powerful antioxidant activity protects cells from the damaging effects of free radicals, such as those from environmental pollution, cigarette smoke, pesticides, etc. An overload of free radicals leads to cell damage and increases the risk of many degenerative diseases.
Naturally plant-sourced, Natural Factors Beta Carotene is available in a high dose of 10,000 and 30,000 IU per capsule or tablet, taken once daily, for superior antioxidant protection and the maintenance of good health.